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Sheila Bair, Chair of the FDIC, is a superstar!

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Ms. Bair was interviewed by Charlie Rose on his Friday night show.

The more I listen to her regarding the actions taken by the FDIC in collaboration with the Treasury and the Fed, the more impressed I am by her. Her intelligence, her calm affability, and her ability to explain complicated financial matters amazes me.

As I watch her explain the actions being taken to shore up the financial markets and halt the mortgage default crisis, I cannot help but compare her to Sarah Palin. Okay, there’s no real comparison here. Sheila Bair is a financial wiz with a career spanning not only on Wall Street but in government. Meanwhile Sarah Palin is a short term governor of sparsely populated state whose legislature sits in session 90 days out of the calendar year.

But the Republicans keep praising Ms. Palin as some kind of wunderkind. However, Ms. Bair is the real deal.

She’s the kind of woman that we aging feminists foresaw when we fought for equal rights and opportunities. She’s a woman of whom I am proud…not Sarah Palin whose intelligence I still question.

Anyone who puts them both on the same intellectual level has to have his/her head examined! The difference is akin to Einstein and a third grader.

Written by Valerie Curl

October 18, 2008 at 6:32 PM

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